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Is this usual tourist profile?

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Topic: Is this usual tourist profile?
Posted By: dpx3001
Subject: Is this usual tourist profile?
Date Posted: 28/June/2022 at 12:28
Can't say if this is 'normal' since it is only based on a second year of observation since I live in Albufeira. Last year was confinamento all over so I can't really compare with the normal year.

As some know I live near bullring and new aldi, so I can observe visits from my terrace. There is a lot of tourists (groups of 5-10-15) going into aldi and buying tons of food, even pushing full aldi carts all across the area, bringing food home I guess. Looks like majority enjoying very cheap tourism with not many restaurant visits.

Additionally I was having lunch with friends near old city center on Sunday, so I went past many restaurants between 1pm and 4pm. Most of them 90% empty where I expected them to have much more visits in epicenter of tourism.

So what is typical Albufeira tourist profile? Cheap and visiting supermarkets or eating out? Is this year different than good years before covid?

Posted By: peteknopp
Date Posted: 28/June/2022 at 13:30
Probably groups of Dutch - loads on the strip and they are all quite young and therefore eat and drink indoors as not much cash, then they maybe hit the bars later having saved some money. Many restaurants quiet in the heat at that time of day but I'd say more 3-6pm is our quietest time.


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 29/June/2022 at 08:55
Yes, I went past the big new ALDI at around 1pm yesterday and thought to myself, they are fighting to get in!

Those unwilling to pay as much as €3 for a (large) beer in a bar were no doubt among them to have enough to get through the afternoon and evening. Then it's hit the clubs at 11pm.

Sunday lunchtime is always quiet in the old town restaurants, especially when the sun is shining. People tend to eat out later in the day, those that can afford it.

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